Northern Bahr Ghazal receives medical supplies from the national government

Oct 20, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The South Sudan’s ministry of health has supplied Northern Bahr Ghazal State with a four-month medical consignment that will be used to cater for the medical and health needs of the residents across the state.

Medical staff members wearing protective clothing at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital. (Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

Medical staff members wearing protective clothing at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital. (Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

According to some local officials, the consignment with essential medical drugs arrived last week at the State Headquarters in Aweil.

A senior health official in the state, John Ageny Deng, confirmed that the state had indeed received a four-month medical supplies from the national government.

John added that the medicine will be dispatched equally to all the five state counties.

“We have received our consignment, especially which will lead us up to January 2021. They are assorted drugs in several packages. These packages will reach all counties and health facilities in the counties,” he said.

Health authorities across the Northern Bahr Ghazal State had earlier reported of an acute shortage of drugs and called on the national government and health partners to supply the hospital with essential drugs to save lives.

Dr. Wol Wol Akeen, the director of Aweil Civil Hospital, the main referral hospital in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, had said that the hospital was about to face a crisis as it was running on a few drugs that were not enough for the population.

“The available medicines are going to finish very soon because we don’t have enough drugs to use. We have small quantities such as malaria tabs and syrups for small children,’’ he said.

According to Dr. Wol Wol, Malaria and pneumonia cases have been on the rise in the state and the available drugs were not enough to cater for the rising demand.

He had said that the last time they had received a medical consignment was back in May 2020.

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